Arsenal penalty fail replicated by Austrian team

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Remember when Arsenal stars Thierry Henry and Robert Pires famously messed up this penalty against Manchester City in 2005?

The Frenchmen were attempting to replicate the iconic penalty scored by Ajax's Johan Cruyff and Jesper Olson from the 1982/83 campaign, but ended up getting it horribly wrong as the furious City players rushed in to successfully clear.

This should have been a lesson to any other overly-confident footballers that it's better to stick to the traditional tried and tested method of shooting from 12 yards. It usually works.

But ATSV Stadl-Paura clearly hadn't learn from others' past mistakes, because on Sunday instead of emulating Cruyff and Olson, they cemented their status as YouTube losers by emulating Henry and Pires.

The Austrian club's penalty taker put far too much weight on the pass for his strike partner, who lost out in a foot race with the opposition goalkeeper.

Cue humiliated looks on the faces of the two players involved - and their five supporters on the touchline.

(Thanks to 101greatgoals for alerting us to this cracking fail)

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